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Police nab duo for string of car burglaries

Original post made on Feb 19, 2020

Two men linked to 10 car burglaries in Palo Alto on Saturday were arrested after a woman whose vehicle they nearly broke into at a downtown parking garage alerted authorities, Palo Alto police said Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:26 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Family Friendly
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 19, 2020 at 6:43 pm

Thank you, PAPD!

However, “ Both men are on active probation in San Francisco for weapons charges.” No thank you, California legislators and courts.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 19, 2020 at 7:53 pm

Yet again, this is a sign of our politically-correct, lax elected and appointed politicians. It’s a risky, damaging approach to operating a society.
Look at San Francisco: we are heading towards being like that dreadful city. Criminals and drug addicts coddled every which way. Instead, legal residents need to take priority, civilized society, those contributing to society, public health, public safety all need to take priority.
I support law enforcement and prosecution. If it takes “building more jails and prisons,” so be it. The alternative of a free-for-all for criminals, freeloaders and drug addicts doesn’t seem to be working out too well. “Oh, let’s encourage them to clean up and dispose of the free needles we supply them..” - How’s that working out in S.F.?
It’s awful to be a crime victim, incidentally....

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 19, 2020 at 9:50 pm

They'd get more leniency here if they took Caltrain down from S.F. instead of driving.

Posted by zap
a resident of Egan Middle School (Los Altos)
on Feb 19, 2020 at 11:18 pm

One of these days, after people keep leaving valuable items in view, I wonder if police will charge to respond--the way rescue crews have charged people for the searches to find them when they get lost.

Posted by Dan
a resident of Professorville
on Feb 20, 2020 at 8:38 am

Great job PAPD!!!
To the reporter - Sue can you please follow up on this story to track what happens to these criminals? Will they go to jail? For how long? Will they get released awaiting trial or stay locked up? How about interviewing them to get their point of view - why do they risk going on a crime spree in Palo Alto when they are already on probation?

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